February 15, 2005
Armstrong sets early season
Lance Armstrong will ride with his new Discovery team at the first race of the new UCI ProTour, over 7 stages and a prologue, from March 6th through March 13th.
Jörg Jaksche won last year's edition, and will be back, but with Liberty Seguros. Paris-Nice provides an early fitness check for the sport's top professionals, and will kick off the new ProTour.
In addition to the 20 pro teams with automatic ins for competing in the ProTour, Paris-Nice will include the Ag2R squad.
BBC reports that Armstrong will also race the Tour of Flanders April 3rd, and Liege-Bastogne-Liege April 24th.
Over at VeloNews, Andrew Hood offers five reasons Armstrong should skip the 2005 Tour. I'm increasingly doubtful that Armstrong will wait until 2006 to go for Number Seven.
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